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6:00. wednesday, september 14th. right now, remembering a milwaukee radio legend, the event happening today to mon nor eric von. >> wisconsin woman that is running to inspire people with disabilities. some rain could be impacting your morning kwom mute. matt is standing by for us in news chopper 12. nelson. >> you may notice a little damp pavement. that is going to dry off this morning. we are starting with mostly cloudy skies. the rain has exited for now. 63 degrees in downtown milwaukee. we look at the historic third ward, a northwest breeze. the clouds across sheboygan at this hour.
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early. not all areas are seeing the rain today. a cooler day ahead with the highs into the upper 60s. we look ahead to the weekend forecast. now to matt up in news chop 12. >> this is where watertown plank is under the freeway. both directions are looking good. no delays right now. tap on from the hale up to the zoo. everything else is rolling smoothly. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you very much. saying good-bye. there is a memorial service
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thema? >> the public memorial service will be held here at marquette's memorial union. organizers say it is a community celebration of von's life. eric von was a well known broadcaster and worked at radio stations and on milwaukee public television. he hosted a talk show on wnov in the early 2000s. the family is instead of flowers make a donation to the black media association. today's service is 3-7 here at the memorial union. if you would like to attend, parking will be available. live on the campus of marquette university "12 news this morning." >> thank you, thema.
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it is a chance for them to get out of the cars and interacting with the community and looking out for trouble, especially in the 53206 zip code known for the high crime rates. you run into people that are happy to see you and others that don't care much for the police. >> officers hope that wearing the body cams help to improve the relationships with the >> this morning, people who pay at the pump are urged to be on the look out for the card skimmers, they are designed to steal your credit card information and they were found at a dozen gas stations throughout wisconsin and some as close as franklin and brook field and targeting the gas stations near the freeways. it takes seconds for the
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machines. >> wisn 12 news time now is 6:03. a public hearing gave a chance to show love and hate for the latest tech craze pokemon go. tim, you heard responses from both sides? >> yes, the milwaukee county board got an earful. lake place to play the game. some are saying it is a good thing and others are not happy about it. >> the park is for people who play pokemon go. that is it. that's who it is for. not for anybody else. >> this game has been a godsend for the people needing the exercise and want to enjoy the parks systems. now the county reached out to the game's developer for help
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they have gotten no response. playing pokemon go at the parks is not violating the ordinances on the books. back to you. >> tim, thank you. >> milwaukee county may be backing down from the pay to pork proposal at the lake front. the parks director is looking for ways to close the budget cut without cutting the services. been talked about. the parks director is saying no decision has been made yet. >> wisn 12 news time now is 6:05. hidden gems in downtown milwaukee. that is what you might find during the doors open milwaukee. one stop on the tour, the catholic financial life
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a chapel on the bottom floor and on the roof, get this, a heated pool. employees saying it is the only roof top pool downtown milwaukee. >> it is our first time opening the doors to the public, and we really wanted the opportunity to share with the folks all of the hidden gems that we have in the building and what we do here. >> saturday and sunday marks the six year for the doors open milwaukee. i don't think you can bring a swim suit. you can go in 165 buildings across the city, channel 12 is one of them. >> we don't have a pool or a hot tub. >> but we are going to clean our desks. many of the tours are free. >> princeton is holding the top spot as the best university in the country.
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out yesterday and excellence, graduation rates, class sizes and 18,000 universities and colleges. second is harvard, university of chicago, jail and columbia. wisconsin made the list ranked number 44. how about that. >> we looked at how our schools ranked, >> hold on. oh, right. public schools. >> yes, university of missouri 50th. >> that's okay. so my grad school, 39. i went to northeastern in boston. you are smarter, jeremy.
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10th. 39 and 44 are close. if you are about to leave home, whether headed to school, college, or just to work this morning, you may have to contend with a couple of sprinkles, right now we have a little break in the rain. we have clouds across the area. check this out far north western corner of the state, superior 37 degrees this morning. that is chilly stuff up there. we have the clouds to start. the rain turned off for the time being. a few showers once we get later the morning and into the afternoon, but those are few and far between. a couple peeks of sunshine. highs in the 60s. now to matt with an eye on the morning commute.
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on the pavement. this is over the bypass. and right now, things are in decent shape no. delays wrapping from the hale up to the zoo. no crashes on the system right now. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> thank you, matt. more than half of milwaukee in poor or fair condition according to a new study released yesterday. the report says that the government must find the money to fix the problem. residents pay a wheel tax. the county is debating whether to add a fee of its own. >> wisn 12 news time now is 6:09. new this morning, being a runner is tough for anyone, imagine doing it with only one leg.
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tim, you have run a marathon before. >> impressed? >> yes. >> three. >> wow. >> jana smith is running a 5k and doing it with the loss of her right leg. she lost her leg at 3 days old and now working with a team that promotes the health and well being of the disabled and preparing with them for the race. >> i just want to get out there, have fun and motivate people and let them know that there is no limits. you can do whatever you can do, as long it is to the best of your ability. >> jana is going to rock it and hoping to inspire others with disabilities and her goal isn't so much about the time as it is
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>> she was moving. >> yes, impressive. i bet a lot of arm strength involved with that. >> i under estimated you tim, three marathons. >> thank you. >> still ahead, commitment 2016, making a recovery, when hillary clinton is returning to the trail and donald trump is focussed on healthcare. >> an injury could be ryan lochte after protestor stormed the dance floor. since the launch of the new dannon whole milk yogurt, an unprecedented natural outburst seems to have taken over the country.
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>> welcome back to "12 news this morning." 6:14. we scan the skies and cloudy here in milwaukee. the bridge deck is drying off acht couple of rain showers overnight and scooting to the east. we catch a break from the rain this morning. dry at the moment in sheboygan. 62 degrees there. the breezes are picking up and
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live in mequon, you may see a rain shower coming in from the lake later this morning. we have 70s and warmer weather in the 7-day forecast. now the matt for the commute. >> we are looking down at the marquette interchange. looking good here in both directions. no problems at all between brown deer and the airport. looking good in both in fact, ten minutes 43 southbound from brown deer into downtown. pavement is drying off. we are crash free on the freeways. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. in commitment 2016, hillary clinton is returning to the campaign trail tomorrow and donald trump is laying out a proposal for child care.
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michigan and expected to touch on the water crisis and appealing to african-american voters after reaching out to women last night. with his daughter... >> this is not a woman's issue, it is a family issue. >> donald trump put child care in the spotlight. we need working mothers to be fairly compensated for their work and access to affordable quality child care for his >> it includes six weeks of paid leave for the mothers and deducting child care from the income taxes and incentives for the employers providing child care at work. hillary clinton's campaign slammed the issues. >> really, this is the guy you want to be champions working people? >> president obama took swipes
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stumping for hillary clinton. bill vouched saying she's feeling great as he stopped at a beverly hills coffee shop. bill clinton was in california fund raising, today filling in hr her again in nevada. >> thank you. chelsea clinton is campaigning in stumping in ohio and mike pence is in pennsylvania. >> developing here this morning, olympic swimmer ryan lochte may have been injured on danceing with the stars. tim is live with the new information. >> we are getting reports of lochte's injury. now the judges were about to
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ran on to the floor. the security tackled one of the men to the floor and escorting the men away. lochte is remaining silent on social media about the incident. he's facing charges in brazil for the false police report and experiencing a ban from swimming. >> tim, thank you. >> it is a must-see ellen moment today the host is speaking the first lady and shops at a cvs and preparing her for the life after the white house. >> all right, here we go, michele, coupons because you know, you are going to need these probably for a while. you push the basket, because nobody pushs that for you. cvs cotton vaseline and stuff.
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>> want any of this? >> wine in a box. >> yes, wine in a box. we signed this. >> oh, ellen, look at this baby. >> let's sign the baby. >> look at all of the secret service there. more on ellen at 4:00, followed by wisn 12 news at 5:00. not much time left in the white house. that means winter is coming too. i am jeremy. >> you are looking ahead to january. [laughter] >> the best part of fall, in my opinion, you have the cool crisp mornings and mild afternoons. that is what we have in store for the 7-day forecast. it is not on the damp side. no rain showers are falling at the moment. we see the clouds around this
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climb today. a couple rain drops. a few showers spinning in from lake michigan. the breeze is picking up andesterly at a 10-15. it is not that cool outside 63 degrees. we are not warming up a lot today. one of the first days in a long time, highs in the 60s here. not a lot of temperature fluctuation. lake shore areas maybe a bump up a couple of degrees in the lower 60s. 60s is a bet along the lake shore, inland 70. a couple of lake effect rain showers sweeping in from lake michigan. not everyone is going to see the rain today.
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mostly cloudy skies in milwaukee, with a few peeks of sunshine. showers few and far between. we clear out tonight, and good news is we enjoy sunshine for tomorrow. if you are looking ahead to the weekend, plan outdoor stuff on sunday, that is the pick day. now to the weatherwatch 12 week away. upper 60s today. 73 on thursday. weekend forecast, mid 7 a few clouds. sunshine on sunday. we look ahead to early next week and rain returning on tuesday. back to you. >> thank you, jeremy. >> a new list of finalists for the toy hall of fame. >> coming up, we take a look at which of the favorites have made the cut. >> and later, new jersey woman says that vaporizers are bad for your health but not in the way you would think.
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>> thank you, racine. we are stopping by the classes throughout the school year. if you are interested in a visit, head to wisn.com, and click on the school shout out logo and we'll schedule a time to stop by your class. 6:25. new this morning, no more air force ones for nellie. for two and a half million dollars in unpaid taxes. that means that the government could seize the assets and property, like the huge rocks in the ears. he's working with the irs to resolve the issue. >> new this morning, care bears
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robots for a place in the toy hall of fame. they have revealed the 12 finalists. other contenders are the swing. >> oh, a sling. >> also nerf balls. bubble wrap. >> i until i was 12. >> i was in the 20s. [laughter] >> the list is announced on november 10th. coming up, happy reunion for two kids adopted from china.
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>> right now on wisn 12 news this morning, a warning for drivers. the scam that's been found at gas stations in our area and how to make sure you're not the next victim. >> and a non-profit with a mission to revitalize local
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hard time. the extra financial boost that group is soon getting. >> but first, weather watch as we take a live look outside. you may need to grab an umbrella today before you head to work or school. we're tracking how long the rain will stick around. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> and i'm melinda davenport. it's 6:30 on this wednesday, september 14th. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist jeremy nelson is in for sally this morning. good morning, jeremy. >> good morning. checking out the dopplar 12 radar network. the rain is turned off for the time being. you can keep the umbrella on stand by for the next several hours. we are starting off fairly cool, 50s, 60s for the lows. not much wind to speak of. the winds will be more northeast and driving in a few lake effect
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through early to mid to late afternoon. kind of comfy and cool today. a little warm up in store closer to the weekend. now upstairs to matt in news chopper 12. >> we are over i-94 in the brookfield area. elm grove is over the top freeway. showing as ten minutes. we expect to climb coming up. expect nine minutes northbound 894 in the hale up to the zoo. we are crash free and the pavement is drying off. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. >> happening now, kenosha police are looking for whoever robbed three banks yesterday. tim, what do we know so far? >> all three robberies happened
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the thief targeted two chase banks and one johnson bank. the first one happened around 2:00 p.m., the second was just 12 minutes later and then the third, 22 minutes after that. people who work near the banks say they were surprised to see this all go down. >> i was shocked that something like that could happen on this block because this is a very quiet block. >> investigators haven't away with. that suspect still on the run this morning. officials say they only have a vague description of him. >> happening now, a warning for drivers after skimmers were found at local gas stations. skimmers are devices that thieves put inside of gas pumps to steal your credit card information. thema is live with what you need to know. good morning, thema. >> well, good morning, melinda,
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whether putting gas in the car or using an atm machine, the warnings are coming after skimmers are found across wisconsin. before you put the card in, feel and see if there are any loose parts around the card reader that could be a sign of a skimmer and when you enter your pin use a hand to cover up the pad in case there are cameras meant to capture that information. we know of two cases, one at a 7-11 in franklin and another at the open pantry at in brookfield. the brookfield police emailed us a picture. the thieves can put a skimming device on within seconds. back out here live, the advice
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use cash. when at the atm machine, check your bank statements frequently. >> thank you, thema. >> looking ahead, a plan to help people right here in milwaukee start up a small business. the head of the u.s. small business administration will join mayor tom barrett today to unveil a new platform called start smart. it's a program that makes it easier to start a business by cutting down on paperwork. that means businesses can take off faster and cost less to get started. >> also later today, mayor tom barrett is recognizing a program that's bringing jobs to a neighborhood on the north side and revitalizing the area. northcott neighborhood house is a non-profit that works on deconstruction projects in the area. the program trains unemployed people for jobs and improves the neighborhood. soon, the project could get state funding. >> happening now, a movement to stop a pipeline in north dakota
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protesters joined the fight against the pipeline in appleton yesterday. it was a peaceful protest. the crowd says it's about protecting the environment. the pipeline would transport oil from north dakota to illinois. protests started in north dakota and have spread across the country. >> a badger basketball player says he'll join the protests in north dakota. bronson koenig and his brother are planning to drive to north dakota on friday with a trailer full of supplies for the protesters. the koenig brothers are hochunk. their tribe has pledged to help the protesters. >> and a proposal to add parking meters along the lakefront may not end up happening. at a meeting yesterday, county officials said they are still considering other options. many residents have spoken out against the parking meter plan. the parks director says ideally they'll find a way to save money without cutting services. wisn 12 news time now is 6:35. >> a thief breaks in to a home and steals something unexpected.
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>> and a familiar face takes the stand in a florida courtroom. the trial involving george zimmerman and what he has to say about the latest crime. >> but first, let's take a live look outside as we head to break. news choper is flying high this morning and keeping an eye on the roadways. we have a check on the morning commute in a moment. russ feingold: i'm russ feingold and i approve this message. narrator: listen to ron johnson on social security: johnson: social security is a legal ponzi scheme. narrator: as senator, johnson's been working to turn it into one. he wants to privatize social security putting benefits at risk. and he attacks medicare -- would turn it into a voucher program,
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>> good morning. a shriver of of sunshine. here is why we have the clouds across parts o central wisconsin and the rain has slid to the east. we could catch a spotty shower later this morning and this afternoon. 59 west bend. 50s for watertown and waukesha. the lake shore locations in the low 60s. not a big temperature climb for the day. kids may want a sweater this
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generally a dry day ahead. we have gorgeous weather in the 7 day forecast. first, though up to matt salemme in news chopper 12. it is drying off nicely along 894. delays in place. that is beloit over the top of the freeway. right now, the hale up to the zoo. delays developing right now around sunny slope road. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. >> new this morning, police in miami are looking for a hungry burglar. >> after he grabbed a big-screen tv and more, he came back for the leftovers. police say this man returned to the same house three days in a
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look at him. >> there are cameras all over this house. >> he dropped piece on the floor and then ate it. i'm down. >> that is cheesecake factory. >> he opened the fridge and ate the cheesecake. he's doing everything. he's acting like it is hiss own house. the family was on vacation and they found this footage when they got home. not okay. >> also new this morning, police in california spend hours chasing a suspect. >> this driver was easy to spot, he was driving a stolen big rig. this chase went on for about three hours. the semi-truck belongs to a company that transports hazardous waste, but there was nothing radioactive inside at the time. along with the cargo, there was a tracking device inside that
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>> let's get right to tim in the newsroom. >> he's following some of today's top stories. tim? >> new details in a shooting at a texas high school. what investigators learned after talking to hundreds of students and the motive that they have eliminated. plus, a police department is taking a stand after a driver ran down three officers. why they want peop
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>> welcome back to "12 news this morning." it is 6:45 here. thanks for waking up with us on wednesday, september 14th. some of the choweds are breaking up a little bit. >> yes a little damp pavement. not a bad looking sky there.
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the current temperature is 63. it is fairly comfortable. what are we going to high light. a stray shower later the morning and afternoon. suntastic on thursday. very comfortable temperatures in the 7 day. the weekend right now is looking okay. we are going >> we are getting busy and the pavement is drying off better and better. we are looking pretty good. you see the delays on 94 westbound. stop and go westbound 94 through the zoo. east bound 14 minutes.
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>> matt, thank you. >> new information this morning on a school shooting in texas. tim, what are we learning? >> this morning police are saying that bullying was not the cause. the shooting happened at a high school in alpine, texas less than a week ago. investigators say the 14-year-old girl who fired the gun didn't know the victim. according to police, the girl was planning to kill her step-brother and then herself, but a student interrupted her in the girls' bathroom and the girl shot her and then herself. the victim is expected to re police say they've already talked to almost every student in the school and they're still trying to piece together exactly what happened. >> new this morning, george zimmerman is back in the courtroom but this time he's not the one on trial. prosecutors say he was the victim of a road rage shooting. florida officials say another driver attacked zimmerman and shot into his car. zimmerman testified yesterday saying at first he thought he
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>> now to commitment 2016 coverage and the race for the white house. donald trump is heading to flint, michigan today. you'll remember the city's water is poisoned with lead. critics say the government's cost-cutting led to that water crisis. both parties say the situation started with government mis-management. it's not clear what trump has planned for his time in flint. >> the presidential campaigns are turning the focus to families and child care. ivanka trump spoke out in favor of paid maternity leave. new mothers six weeks off. hillary clinton is proposing 12 weeks for either parent and a cap on child-care costs meaning families wouldn't have to spend more than ten percent of their income. >> more support for caregivers. more support for early childhood education programs across our country. >> this is not a woman's issue. it is a family issue.
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that working parents already get, but some tax and budget experts say they have concerns about trump's plans. >> colin powell's private emails have been leaked by the site dc leaks.com. in those emails, he called donald trump a national disgrace. buzz-feed news first reported on those emails written in june. the website that leaked the emails is believed to have ties to russian hackers. >> hillary clinton will return to the campaign trail tomorrow. she's taken several days off after being diagnosed with clinton has events scheduled in washington along with an appearance on a national talk show. on sunday, her doctor announced clinton is fighting pneumonia after she became overheated at a 9/11 memorial. >> new this morning, two kids become best friends at an orphanage in china. now 11 months after they were both adopted, they're back together in texas. here's their happy reunion.
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were adopted. hannah's family saw how much dawson meant to her and tried to find a family that could adopt him too. >> they have their little connection and so little consistency and they had each other for the first formative years. >> after spreading the word on facebook, a family that lives just five minutes away decided to adopt dawson. now, halfway across the world. they're still best friends a little hug is so cute. >> adorable. weather outside is not so adorable but it is getting a little better. >> yes, the rain is turned off for the time being. a couple of puddles around. now let's talk about the forecast, as we go forward, it is going to cool down in the next 24, 36 hours.
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>> the pumpkin season is looming. >> the lattes. >> yes. they are out. >> the summer beers are now gone. they are octoberfest. september 22nd is the start offal officially at 9:21 a.m. all right, outside this morning not too fall like. the temperatures in the 60s. we should be down in the this time in september. we have quite a few clouds across the area and the showers have scooted to the east and now dryer air will be filtering in. the only hiccup, the winds turn to the northeast and with the cooler air over the warmer waters rain showers developing. it is dry at the moment a. peek or two of the sunshine. 63 degrees right now. comfortable outside.
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the winds there transitioning from the lake. more of a northeast wind. again, that could help fuel a couple of lake effect rain showers. mostly cloudy skies. hit or miss showers drifting in from the lake a. shower later into the afternoon. main theme don't cancel the a thing to grab, cooling off later in the day. dryer air is working in. temperatures may not hit 70 degrees. upper 60s for the highs. 76 with rain showers later on friday and friday night. showers at this point are out of here to start the weekend. that is good news.
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the most sunshine and best day to be outside will be on sunday. that is the forecast. now up to matt salemme in news chopper 12. >> it is getting busy here. brak tap something starting and rolling slow down to the west. eastbound a little slower ride. 15 minutes coming in to downtown. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> thank you, matt. >> new this morning, a group of police officers targeted by a driver in phoenix. the attack was caught on surveillance video. tim is in the newsroom this morning with the latest. tim. >> i have the department's facebook page pulled up here. police say they want people across the country to see the disturbing images to show how
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before you watch this video, know that all of the officers are expected to be okay. surveillance cameras were rolling yesterday outside a convenience store in phoenix. right there you see it. a red car suddenly sped through a parking lot straight into two officers standing by a squad car. a third officer was able to get out of the way in time but he still has some minor injuries. police say all of the officers, thankfully, are going to be ok. the driver is in custody this morning. he's facing three counts of attempted first-degree murder. investigators are still trying to figure out why he did it. ben? >> abc news is working to learn more about this case. look for clayton sandell's report today on "good morning america". gma starts at 7:00 after wisn 12 news this morning. >> new this morning, a woman's purse explodes. she says the vaporizer that was inside is to blame. security cameras recorded the explosion inside a new jersey
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look closely. incredible no one was hurt. the woman says she wants to be reimbursed for her purse and everything inside and she wants -- melinda: it is a $1,200 purse. ben: this story to be a warning to other people who use vaporizers and e-cigarettes. >> new this morning, thieves break into a home in houston. suspects are kids. the thieves left these notes at the scene the handwriting and the words all point to children. one says i stole your stuff because my brother told me to. now police are looking for those kids or whoever broke in. >> just heart-wrenching to read that stuff. i deal with kids all the time who make bad choices and this happened to be i'm at the result of it.
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back door and stole electronics and more. the family says they're beefing up security so this won't happen again. >> "g.m.a." has the headlines coming up. >> first, a live look from news chopper 12. the sun is coming up. we are looking to the west.
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>> good morning.
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clear. the roads are starting to fill in. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> nice to see the sunshine. the rain turned off for now. most areas will out on the rain today. a sliver of sunshine today. the temperatures are certainly tolerable. low 60s. once the wind turns to the northeast a few showers later this morning or afternoon. >> we have someone back. >> i'm back. >> coming back from japan and treats too.
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specialty. >> i can't wait. >> happy to be back. >> have a great wednesday. good morning, america. breaking right now, tropical storm julia slams the southeast. the system growing overnight after sparking a tornado in florida and torrential rain. now georgia and the carolinas on alert for flooding. donald trump under investigation. new legal trouble over his charit aim. >> this is the guy you want to be championing working people? >> trump trying to win female voters overnight. teaming up with ivanka to unveil his child care plan. >> i think it's going to make a lot of people very, very happy. a lot of moms very happy. >> this morning ivanka joins us live. terrifying attack. a driver caught on camera plowing into police officers at a gas station sending one flying

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